Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by Phil
Here are some awesome ways to reuse old bricks to renovate your garden.
If you have quite a few bricks laying around the back or your shed from your last remodeling project, why not put them to good use?
A few simple additions are enough to upgrade any section of your garden.
Here are some of my favorite ways to use old bricks in the garden.
Ways to Reuse Old Bricks to Renovate Your Garden
Old Bricks are perfect for plant borders. They amazing to look at because their red color goes well with soil and foliage.
And, it doesn’t matter if you use new, bright red blocks of bricks or a older ones with a bit washed out look (as in the photo). Both will look as stunning.
The only thing you need to do here is plan out where your border will go and lay the bricks.
Another way of using old brinks as a garden border is to lay them flat on the ground to create the line between the soil and the grass.
But, unlike the previous border, this won’t be upright. Instead, it will just be half an inch or so higher than the soil.
This gives it a completely different look. And, while it does take a little more planning to do and lay down, its end product is amazing to look at.
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Create a Brick Walkway
In addition to borders, one of the most popular ways to use old bricks is to use them to lay a walking path. This is prefect for used or old bricks because you don’t need them to have perfect rectangular shape.
In fact, a few nicks make them look more authentic as part of the path.
This design is very similar to the previous design where you embed the bricks into the ground. But, this gives you more freedom to create different patterns as you wish.
Brick Garden Bed
Here’s an offshoot of the brick border method used above. But, instead of creating a border following the wall or side of the house, you’ll be building a raised bed with the bricks.
This is similar to building a box, except with bricks instead of plywood.
If you don’t have the best soil or want to have an accent point somewhere in your garden, this is a great way to achieve that.
Plus, you can design the bed however way you want it. In this case, you have a 2-level L-shaped bed that’s perfect for a corner. But, it can easily be a rectangular or circular one as well.
Decorate Around a Tree
When trees grow in the middle of the yard like this, they often become a nuisance instead of a lovely part of your yard or garden.
And, while you can have them taken down, a good way to work around them is to create some garden décor spruce up its looks.
This lovely circular brick border around the tree gives people somewhere to sit under the shade. It also makes the tree lovelier to look at.
Build a Reclaimed Brick Patio
If you have a lot of bricks leftover from a previous remodeling project, here’s something you can do with them.
This is my favorite way to use old bricks for your garden – create a brick patio. It’s a simple, yet lovely space that’s near nature and outdoors. And, you get to put your own touches to it.
This one uses bricks on the wall, flooring as well as the side border.
Multi Level Flower Beds
This is an extension of the 2-level brick flower bed above. But, with a more elaborate design.
You have different levels as well as different beds incorporated into one larger setup.
As you can imagine, this takes more work and you need to plan the layout beforehand to make sure things are balanced.
But, once you have the plans ready, its all about laying the bricks. You will need to do them layer by layer since the bottom ones need to dry first before being able to hold the top layers.
Vertical Brick Wall Planter
Here’s one of my all-time favorites because of its creativity.
Granted is isn’t the most space-optimal garden ideas. But, you can’t argue about the effect it produces.
This is one of those pieces that make an instant first impressions with guests and visitors.
And, while it makes use of bricks laid out, it does so horizontally so you see the holes instead of the block side.
Decorate the Floor
This is an amazing way to decorate the floor. It uses a combination of concrete stone slabs and bricks fanned out around tit.
Part of its beauty is the recurring pattern. The other is its randomness.
This is very similar to the in-ground brick border and the brick pathway above. But, you’ll be focusing more on the overall design you want to create.
Colored Brick Flooring
Sometimes, simple is best.
That’s the case here. There isn’t a lot of design or complicated decoration with regards to pattern. But, you let the colors do the talking.
The bright, beautiful colors are amazing to look at and will quickly liven up any space in your garden.
To Open a Grass Pathway
Instead of just leaving a grass path through some bushed, why not add some brick borders to emphasize the path.
This makes a hug difference in terms of presentation making every look neater and more refined as well.
This lovely border uses a pair of bricks for each slot. One brick lies on the ground. Another stands upright.
Together, they make a decorative border that’s further emphasized by the wide gradual curve.
Flower Bed Beside the House
Another way to use old bricks to fill out a corner of you house is to add a flower bed. This is perfect especially towards the front of the house as it brightens up that space.
You can decide the shape and design of the brick border.
In this case, it is low and curved. But, you can just as easily raise its height if you want to grow plants that have deeper root systems.
If you don’t have room for a patio, you can create a corner space with the old bricks you have lying around. This one does a magnificent job!
You can choose which section you want to use for your garden.
There are the mini-brick pillars, the intentionally unfinished brick wall and the curved border. All of them are lovely and quire just a bit of masonry work.
- Plant Border – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/10203536646102466/
- Flat Border – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/307652218281156349/
- Decorate Around a Tree – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/2885187250559277/
- Build a Reclaimed Brick Patio – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/28991991340176215/
- Multi Level Flower Beds – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/19281104644294540/
- Decorate the Floor – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/7107311901041832/
- Colored Brick Flooring – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/245024035966729942/
- To Open a Grass Pathway – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/172896073183673849/
- Decorative Border – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/149955862582598467/
- Flower Bed Beside the House – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/434949276508973542/
- Garden Décor – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/38139928084393302/